So be real, Julie Plec is just trying to scare us (and judging from the reactions she's done a good job!). They won't kill Damon, but they'll save him in the last 10 seconds, or worse, leave it as a cliffhanger. He can't die, but I do want to see Stefan trying to help him because as I see it, we need more brother moments, I find that such a dynamic relationship.
I won't say I was let down by the 'major thing' because I was anticipating it to be a lot worse. Granted it was pretty damn bad as it was (Blair looked terrified!) but honestly I thought he would actually hit her or worse, rape her. As it stands, it's some pretty bad character assasination for Chuck, and I wonder how and if the writers will redeem him in any way. Considering everybody hates him it looks like he's really going to be put through the ringer by Jack. And on the subject of Jack, why is Raina calling him? They introduced her as this upstanding, honest person, so why this underhanded move? Chuck wasn't the one who started the fire, he didn't know about it, and though he wanted her to stop digging, Chuck isn't responsible for this murder (if it was indeed a homicide, though the evidence does strongly support this, with this show you never know.) At the very least you'd think Raina would talk to Chuck, see the evidence or even call the police instead of Jack of all people.
Totally in agreement with Dan and Blair, I love them as friends! Together they're snarky but caring, she's realised he's not Brooklyn trash, he's realised she's actually human. They have a connection that I want to see last. And besides, Chair's endgame. After four seasons of all this love/hate, they have to end up together. I swear there's a rule about that. Oh, and, there are fans that like Vanessa?? Where???
I think I need to remember that the "epic" promo set up stuff that's still yet to come and as the lovely reviewer pointed out, this episode is meant to set up the plotlines for the season's final epsiodes. I was actually taken by surprise on Blair's lack of feelings for Dan, I was sure that the kiss meant she discovered she had feelings for him. But she loves Chuck and as big of a Chair shipper as I am, I'm really glad they didn't get back together in this episode but instead took the opportunity to have Blair detail Chuck's immaturities. Now let's have him own up to them and we'll be set. Course, I'm eager to see how the prince fits into all this. I didn't mind the adults' drama, but (as ususal) it's never as interesing as the younger set's. I am intrigued to know what Charlie's secret is. Oh and on a symbolic note, how sad was it to see Chuck's photo of him all by his lonesome? To add insult to injury, when Lily gleefully proclaims that she wants a family photo she seems to forget she has one more son. (Of course, considering it was Rufus gathering the family, perhaps I shouldn't be surprised.)
Something I realized in Stefan and Damon's confrontation: I am firmly on Team Salvatore. Elena and co. need Damon to make those tough life and death decisions, because those really get things done (and move the plot forward) but without Stefan to stop and think of the collateral damage, more innocent lives would be lost in the process, and Elena would hate that at the end of the day. I'm actually really excited to see what has them beating the crap out of each other next episode. Oh and I have to say, I have never felt more sorry for Katherine. To see the confident, evil manipulator be reduced to a scared girl truly shows just how much a sadistic bastard Klaus can be.
Considering the last any of us saw Carol was in 'Valley Girls', I sort of wish we got that spin-off so that we could see why there's animosity between them, they looked like they were good friends when we last saw them. But that'll probably be explained.
Well. This should be appropriately epic. Juliet would be great for some drama, I'm sure and as much as everyone hates Eva, I would like to see her again she was a genuinely sweet character. Maybe she's back for some closure? The only thing I'm really confused about is why Olivia would be back. Could she still carry a torch for Dan?
"Don't say f*ck you to anyone in the press" Words to live by, boys and girls.
THANK. YOU. GOD. Seriously, Jesse was interesting, a slime in the end, but that was mostly because the writers fumbled a bit. I was always weirded out by the fact that he went from a guy who seemed to genuinely have some feelings for Rachel (he admitted as much to Shelby) to egging her. It does make sense in the context of his overall character (being driven to succeed no matter what) but the writers missed out a scene or something. Glad to see some resolution...
If there is a God, we will have more wonderful Spencer/Toby scenes, the two of them are starting to hit their stride and they're great for each other!
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